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Horse botfly (Gasterophilus intestinalis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Section: Schizophora
Subsection: Calyptratae
Superfamily: Oestroidea
Family: Oestridae
  • Cuterebrinae
  • Gasterophilinae
  • Hypodermatinae
  • Oestrinae

Botflies, also known as warble flies or gadflies, are a family of flies: the Oestridae. Their larvae are internal parasites of mammals, some species growing in the host's flesh and others within the gut.

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